Better Out Than In

by Calum Carlyle

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Most of the songs on this album (nine of them) were written during November 2011. Also, two of the songs were co-written with Emma Saville, using the awesome power of the internet! It was a lot of fun.


I hope you enjoy this album, anyway, and if you do, please play it to your friends and family. Thanks for supporting independent music. :-)

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released December 20, 2011

All songs written by Calum Carlyle and © 2011 Calum Carlyle, except tracks 10 and 12 written by Emma Saville and Calum Carlyle, © 2011 Emma Saville and Calum Carlyle. All rights reserved.

All singing and instruments played and sung by Calum Carlyle except tracks 10 and 12 which feature Emma Saville on lead vocals.

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I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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Track Name: Wishful Thinking
I spent today doing nothing
Wasn't even out of bed till 4pm
No-one's home or they don't answer
I don't really blame them much

And the rain's coming down
While the dirty dishes pile up
Half full or half empty?
I might know if i had a clean cup

But there's food on the table and i've still got my health
I might not have much material wealth
But i know i'm gonna be alive tomorrow
But i don't understand why i don't feel content
I've got a few close friends and i'm paying the rent
But i still need something to replace this sorrow inside

Well, i thought of you and it made me happy
Thinking of you doing things that you like
And i hope you do but it's wishful thinking
Because we haven't talked for so long

Everyone wants something they haven't got
But they can't admit the truth
Everyone wants something they can't have
And i want you
Track Name: Open Your Eyes
Lost inside this never-ending maze you call your soul
You once thought you were master here but now you've lost control
You said to me that destiny would guide you on the path
But now the sky is darkening as faces twist and laugh

You concentrate intently on what you intend to do
Though consciously it's plain to see you haven't got a clue
And as the day is ending you're backed up against the wall
The noise is getting louder as the bombs begin to fall

Open your eyes!
Track Name: Fractals Combine
Like thin tracing paper i'm looking right through
The colours all glisten and fade
The fractals combine to make something sublime
A balance of light and of shade

The universe turns with an audible hum
As we soar through the sky in the night
Daily we strive, some of us thrive
But none of us knows wrong from right

Take my advice it's not very nice
But you never get nothing for free
If you're down on your luck and you can't make a buck
I'll make you a nice cup of tea

And it's time you owned up to the things that you need
Because entropy's bringing you down
And the colours all run in the rain and the sun
And the universe keeps spinning round
Track Name: Get Up or Get Out
Get up, get up, get up
Hurry up and drink a cup
Of coffee or tea, it doesn't matter to me
Just get up

Work till your fingers bleed
Got to pay for what you need
Feed your family, stay alive
It's harder as the days go

By myself i try to see what's happening to us
In a way i'm only dreaming
By myself i try to find a kind of peace of mind
But i know it isn't real

Get up, get up, get up
Hurry up and drink a cup
Of coffee or tea, it doesn't matter to me
Just get up

Work every day God sends
And when you reach the end
He'll turn his back, you'll get the sack
My friend

By myself i try to see what's happening to us
In a way i'm only dreaming
By myself i try to find a kind of peace of mind
But i know it isn't real
Track Name: In Different Ways
We slip, we slide, we trip, we glide
And all the while we're unknown
We fall, we land, on shifting sand
And always forget how we've grown

The truth seems like something unseen
It constantly slips from our gaze
But it's us who are changing
In different ways

To sing our own song, to all get along
The same thing since this all began
And if we can't have peace, we'll have blessed release
At the end of this brief mortal span

The truth seems like something unseen
It constantly slips from our gaze
But it's us who are changing
In different ways

We slip, we slide, we trip, we glide
And all the while we're unknown
We fall, we land, on shifting sands
And always forget how we've grown
In different ways
Track Name: Alone In A Crowd
Hello? Is there anybody there?
I can't hear you, are you trying to talk to me?
I'm alone here, on a boat i made myself
And i don't know just how long i've been at sea

Can you speak up?
I'm trying to get reception and it's
Harder than it looks
They didn't teach this
When i went to school
It didn't say in any of the books

That i'd be alone in a crowd
Silenced in a world that's too loud
Criticised for things i am proud
To have done

The sound of machines gets louder every day
They start to remind me why i sailed away
I wanted to lose myself right out at sea
To know what it's like to be free

Can you speak up?
I'm trying to get reception and it's
Harder than it looks
They didn't teach this
When i went to school
It didn't say in any of the books

That i'd be alone in a crowd
Silenced in a world that's too loud
Criticised for things i am proud
To have done
Track Name: Walking Away From You
Ain't gonna be back home
Ain't gonna be back home
Now i know what i know
Never gonna go back there

All the love has gone
All the love has gone
It'd tear my lonely heart out
If i was to go back there

Walking away from trouble and pain
Walking away from you

I walk on down the road
Walk on down the road
Well i take what i can
Never wanna be alone

I'm gonna take that midnight train
Yes i'll take that midnight train
And it rains, yes it pours
Never going back again

Walking away from trouble and pain
Walking away from you
Track Name: What's The Difference?
Well it's all about the money and it's all about the way you live
I'm not tryin' to be funny but you got to have something to give
Because this whole wide world you can see
Yeah it's tryin' to get the better of me

So you gotta pay attention, yeah yeah
Yeah you got to, yeah you got to pay attention

Now, how can you make a difference? Just pour yourself something to think...
The world forever changes and we're staggering on the brink
Some people take all of the pie
Leaving others to struggle and die

So how you gonna make a difference?
Yeah you gotta make a difference
Come on and yeah yeah yeah, now now,
Tell ya, you gotta make a difference, show me how...
Track Name: All You Need To Know
We are workers, we are dancers
We're together, on our own

And that's all you need to know

And we try to look for answers
As we walk along the road

And that's all you need to know

And that's all you need to know
And that's all you need to know
And that's all you need to know
Yes, that's all you need to know
Track Name: Don't You Worry About Me (ft Melissa Cantello)
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me

You thought that when I left you
I wouldn’t have far to fall
You should know I’m much stronger
More than whole, standing tall

Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me

Said I’d never find another like you
Darl, he’s already waiting at the door
I only hope that you’ll find the same
Pick your pride up off the floor

Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me

Those ugly words you said to me,
Ripped right from your heart
But hey they just went straight through me
Looks like I didn’t need you at all

Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me

Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Don’t you worry about me
Track Name: Close Your Eyes
I'm walking home through the bottles and the fag ends
It's nearly four in the morning once again
You never know so you've got to party when you can
But still, you know, you've got to get some sleep

Close your eyes
As the Sun is waking up

You're never here but that's okay because it's only
Times like these when i'm down here on my own
And time moves so fast that it never catches up to me
And that's why i never find the time to get some sleep

Close your eyes
As the Sun is waking up

When i get home at half past four in the morning
I'll have to go to sleep all by myself
Track Name: All Wrapped Up In You (ft Melissa Cantello)
I'm waiting for the sunset
It brings me back the moon
Not long until i once more can be
Wrapped up in you

Your breath brushes soft against my skin
It's haunting me slow, slow
And you're the only real thing in my world right now

I'm all wrapped up in you
You keep me warm in the cold and safe in the night
And i'm all wrapped up in you
I feel like i've come home
And i'm all wrapped up in you

Legs and arms intertwine
Finger curl through my hair
Your breath is soft against my ear

You told me trust is for fools
But your walls begin to crumble
You say it like i'm coming home
And i know now my place is in your arms

I'm all wrapped up in you
You keep me warm in the cold and safe in the dark
And i'm all wrapped up in you
You feel like coming home
And i'm all wrapped up in you
You keep me warm in the cold and safe in the night
And i'm all wrapped up in you
I feel like i've come home
And i'm all wrapped up in you

I'm waiting for the sunset
It brings me back the moon
Not long until i once more can be
Wrapped up in you
Track Name: thirteen
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